Sunflower Meal

Sunflower meal is the by-product of the extraction of oil from sunflower seeds. Solvent extraction results in a lower fat content, while dehulling decreases the fiber content, yielding a meal richer in protein. A major benefit of sunflower meal is that it does not have antinutritional factors such as those found in soybean, cottonseed and rapeseed meals. One particularly interesting trait of sunflower meal is the absence of intrinsic antinutritional factors: unlike other oil meals, including those of soybean, rapeseed or cotton, it does not require heating or special attention before being fed.